Pet hair mitts review and compare

If you find yourself surrounded by pet hair, these may help you.
 
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01 .Introduction

Hair mitt

Pets have many benefits for their caretakers including stress relief, companionship and a good source of fun for those days when we have time to indulge in play. For some of us however, there is the hair-raising prospect of the stray strands of hair that our pets leave behind.

We reviewed three products that claim to help clean up these pesky pieces of fur:

  • Enjo Lint Glove (A)
  • Evercare Pet Hair Pic-Up (A)
  • Ha-Ra Pet Care Glove
(A) Discontinued.

We had 11 trialists use each of the mitts on three different fabric types: carpet, furniture and clothing. They used the mitts on an area of each fabric, so that they had the opportunity to see how they performed. They also rated the mitts on ease of use and how they compared with their normal method of removing pet hair.

We found that most people use a combination of vacuum and other methods such as sticky tape, lint roller or hand brush. Some of these methods are effective (such as sticky tape) but only for the one use. Many found the mitts, while still effective, were not as efficient as lint rollers or other methods for clothing.

CHOICE verdict

When it came to the idea of purchasing one of the mitts, only a few of our trialists would have been willing to part with their cash, reflecting the majority’s desire to stick with their current method. However, given the most preferred was also the least expensive, the Evercare Pet Hair Pic-Up may be worth a try.

Please note: this information was current as of May 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market. 

 
 

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Evercare Pet Hair Pic-Up

Price: $8.15
Evercare
Overall Score: 75%

Contact: www.petsonthepark.com.au

Trialist Comments

Good comments

  • "Best of all I tried."
  • "Was good to have instructions, also easy to remove cat hair. The slit in side makes it easy to grip."
  • "Quite effective at picking up hair and fluff."

Bad comments

  • "It did remove hair from carpet and clothes, however it also put hair back on clothes if I had not removed every pet hair from it prior to use."
  • "Stiffness of glove means it doesn't stay on hand very well. "

Enjo Lint Glove

Price: $35
Enjo
Overall Score: 70%

Contact: www.enjo.com.au

Trialist Comments

Good comments

  • "Very good on carpet, good on furniture, OK on clothing."
  • "Softer than others, so could mould to your hand, easy to separate thumb."

Bad comments

  • "The mitt brushed hair off the fleece jacket but then brushed it straight onto the floor - it didnt retain the hair on the mitt."
  • "Only problem is fabric is very thin and flexible so it's not always easy to apply the whole surface area, it bunches up."
  • "Must be used against the weave or it doesn't work at all."

Ha-Ra Pet Care Glove

Price: $55
Ha-Ra
Overall Score: 58%

Contact: www.hara.com.au

Trialist Comments

Good comments

  • "Picked up well in every direction."
  • "Good for furniture."

Bad comments

  • "Only one side works to pick up pet hair and it’s very rough."
  • "Difficult to clean, no thumb hole."
  • "Gets hot on your hand, moved around on hand."
  • "Effective enough, but too hard to use."
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